Swedish cities innovate 3D use in Smart City applications

Intergeo, Stuttgart  – September 2015

Swedish 3D industry has repeatedly innovated in public use of 3D and in particular in external city planning applications and received several international awards. Now again Swedish cities are involved in projects reinventing the use of 3D city models in promotion of the city and in public participation. Here are some examples:

Creating dialogue in Stockholm City – Last week a digital dialogue was launched for one of the large development projects in Stockholm. In the early phase of the project Norra Djurgårdsstaden the planning department invite citizens to contribute with suggestions and ideas. The dialogue is available to the public as a link on Stockholm city’s home page and use the gigantic (500 Square kilometre) photorealistic 3D city model as background. The huge 3D model is streamed to web, tablets and exhibition screens using Agency9 technology. Try it yourself: http://agency9.com/stockholm-dialogue-project-showcasing-new-beta-features/



Engaging citizens in Gothenburg City- The city earlier this year relaunched its award winning citizen portal Min Stad (translated My City). The portal invites citizens to post suggestions for development and improvements of the city. The portal has been operational since 2012 and has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and nearly thousand suggestions from citizens. Try it yourself: http://minstad.goteborg.se/minstad/index.do



Marketing Linköping Municipality – At the real estate conference Business Area in Sweden opening this week Linköping City use 3D visualisation on a large touch screen for the promotion of the municipality. Using a municipality wide 3D city models as background different projects and themes are presented using animated project models and dynamic graphs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VH8bZXBXCc&feature=youtu.be

Linkoping start screen

Linkoping Population density Linkoping project


“Agency9 is proud to be part of these projects and is committed to maintain a lead in 3D technology and solutions to support implementation of online Smart City application. Our CityPlanner cloud services is a powerful visualisation tool for cities to publish projects to users on the web, mobile or in exhibitions screens.” says Håkan Engman CEO of Agency9 AB

About Agency9

Agency9 is a leading provider of solutions for 3D visualization of geographic information and maps for collaboration and communication, to the infrastructure, construction, and public sector. Agency9’s product portfolio for web, mobile and exhibition screens include 3DMaps developer platform and the cloud service CityPlanner. The company was established in 2003 and is a leader in streaming large 3D models on WebGL/HTML5.

Contact: Håkan Engman, CEO Tel: +46 70 305 7707  Mail: hakan.engman@agency9.com


Stockholm Dialogue project showcasing new beta features

The city of Stockholm has launched a public dialogue project, built with the upcoming Form Builder tool. The dialogue form is using new survey components to engage citizens and stakeholders in early dialogue about the public areas in the Kolkajen-Ropsten urban development project.

When taking the survey, the user is guided through the area and asked questions how five public locations should be planned for use. In the survey, the user can choose to add their age, gender and where they live to the submission. There is of course also a 3D model of the planned area and other important information about the project. Users can read other peoples suggestions, indicate if they agree or disagree and share them via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Email.

(Note: this project is in Swedish)


Project info window shown at startup


Overview with viewpoints, points of interest and 3D model visualising the plan


All suggestions are available in a list


Viewing a suggestion from someone else. Agree/Disagree and Share.


Example of one of the questions in the survey. The user is guided through the plan, answering questions.

The Form Builder has drag and drop components used for customizing the form

The Form Builder has drag and drop components used for customizing the form